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Five Guys vs. FAT Burger?

jsfoodchat Mar 20, 2011 08:51 PM

Haven't been to Five Guys yet... does it beat my previous favourite, FAT Burger? Which side of the parking lot are you on?

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    thewiff Mar 21, 2011 03:00 PM

    Five guys for the burgers, Fatburger for the shakes. Best of both worlds.

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    1. re: thewiff
      sirdinealot Mar 21, 2011 03:54 PM

      So so on both. Slight edge to Five Guys. Rocky's Burger Bus has nothing to worry about. Drag that darn bus down to Deerfoot Meadows and we'll see who wins.

      Rocky's Burgers
      1120 46 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G2A6, CA

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      mummer Mar 21, 2011 09:38 AM

      Four Words: Rodeo Burger. Pickled Beets. Their prices are much more reasonable than Fat Burger and toppings are unlimited.

      The thought of Fat Burger is enough to make my stomach turn. I have given this establishment the benefit of three return visits only to be horrified on each: an undercooked burger, a take out tray tripping in grease, etc. I will NEVER go back.

      Rodeo Burger
      8525 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G, CA

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      1. re: mummer
        Shazam Mar 21, 2011 09:55 AM

        I think he's referring to Calgary.

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          Dan G Mar 21, 2011 12:26 PM

          intersting that your burger at fatburger was undercooked. Both times I tried it, I got overcooked hockey pucks. Horrible experience both times. Haven't tried 5 guys... really don't see the point of chain restaurants these days.

          1. re: Dan G
            23skidoo Mar 21, 2011 12:35 PM

            I'm not a fan of Fatburger either (or really any burger chain), but Five Guys is good. Give it a shot.

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          nonlinear Mar 21, 2011 07:27 AM

          5 Guys >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> fatburger

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          1. re: nonlinear
            Scary Bill Mar 21, 2011 11:07 AM

            Better, but not that much, mathman.

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            piano boy Mar 20, 2011 09:28 PM

            Went to Five Guys on Friday. Resounding "meh..." The meat was average, everything else I could do at home pretty easily. Fries again were a shrug, tried both the cajun and regular. The crunchy bacon was weird, bun was average, toppings all average except for the jalapenos which were nice fresh.

            Haven't been to Fatburger in a while but if I had to eat at either of the two again, it would be Fatburger hands down. Completely agree with Merry113 that the sides can make the meal. A shake would've completely elevated Five Guys.

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              Merry113 Mar 20, 2011 09:03 PM

              I prefer fatburger because they have onion rings. Crazy reason, I know, but I LOVE onion rings.

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